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Associate Professor Joseph Tucci Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Applied Science

Joseph Tucci is a registered practicing pharmacist and Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy & Applied Science, La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Bendigo. Joseph Tucci has a background in developmental biology, having completed his PhD at the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine, Melbourne, and subsequently taken up a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, U.K. His past research work has included the generation of transgenic animal models for the study of homeobox genes and other developmental factors. Some of his current research interests include:
a) The genetic influences on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medicinal drugs, especially in relation to traditional and indigenous populations
b) The use of bacteriophage as alternatives to antibiotics
c) Genomic applications in the elucidation of microbial ecology in waste water treatment

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